Like an oncoming storm, Premonitions unveils the violent, yet undeniably beautiful stylistic progression of SOJOURNER’s sound in an exceptional synthesis of folk and atmospheric black metal. Thanks to the ever-increasing complexity of arrangements and compellingly diverse intros (“The Event Horizon”), Premonitions rises to a broader musical territory where the wide range of melodies and rhythms merge together into a desolated, yet captivating soundscape of expressive harmony.
Whether highlighting the atmospheric influences (“Monolith”), Chloe Bray’s ethereal vocals (“Talas”), or evolving rhythmically around Emilio Crespo’s growls (“Fatal Frame”), SOJOURNER manages each time to captivate the listener. The mysterious and capricious spirit of unexplored wilderness is directly referring to both the legacy of the Scandinavian extreme metal scene and the charm of instrumental folk interludes. Following the lead of powerful riffs and rhythmic accompaniments, voices of Crespo and Bray, two charismatic pillars of SOJOURNER’s musical identity, fiercely interact with each other (“Apocalyptic Theatre”), opening a field for the atmospheric journey through melodies of dawn and dark emotional hymns.
Amalgamating a wide range of musical forms and concepts, on their third studio album SOJOURNER outlines a captivating soundscape, gradually unfolding into a musically unpredictable ode to the unknown. Premonitions is in this sense not only a masterfully told story, but much more a milestone confirming the group’s unique approach towards the genre!“